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Shiskine

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The view from the apartment. looking to Skye.
The Scottish Tourist Board (VisitScotland) have awarded us 4 stars
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum
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Shiskine is a self catering holiday apartment in the small and quiet crofting community of Aultgrishan, 8 miles north of Gairloch, right on the coast, with stunning views over The Minch to the Isle of Skye, The Shiant Isles, and the Isles of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. There is access to the sandy beach just behind the house. The apartment will provide you with a little bit of luxury for your stay. The two ensuite bedrooms are furnished with handmade rustic furniture made from reclaimed wood and include king size beds and luxury white egyptian cotton bedding. Each room also has a Freeview HD TV. Each ensuite is tiled, with white WC, handbasin, heated towel rail and shower. The lounge area includes a leather sofa and armchair,, a pine farmhouse table and chairs, Freeview TV ...Shiskine is a self catering holiday apartment in the small and quiet crofting community of Aultgrishan, 8 miles north of Gairloch, right on the coast, with stunning views over The Minch to the Isle of Skye, The Shiant Isles, and the Isles of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. There is access to the sandy beach just behind the house. The apartment will provide you with a little bit of luxury for your stay. The two ensuite bedrooms are furnished with handmade rustic furniture made from reclaimed wood and include king size beds and luxury white egyptian cotton bedding. Each room also has a Freeview HD TV. Each ensuite is tiled, with white WC, handbasin, heated towel rail and shower. The lounge area includes a leather sofa and armchair,, a pine farmhouse table and chairs, Freeview TV and DVD player (and selection of DVDs). There is also a large entrance foyer to the apartment which can be used for storage, boots etc, and has a washing machine. More details of the apartment and area can be found on our website. Your rental includes all electricity and heating, towels and bedlinen, and a selection of complimentary toiletries. Perfect for photographers - landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, beautiful sunsets.......all on your doorstep. Also for hiking, cycling, beach activities, boat trips, kayaking...... Scottish Natural Heritage have designated this area as one of Scotland's National Scenic Areas, and it is also a Marine Protection Area. Here you can enjoy the wildlife, the spectacular views, wide open spaces and big dark starry skies - a place to 'get away from it all'..... if it's peace and quiet you are after you can be sure to find it here. Come and relax, refresh and recharge. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
This is a remote and quiet area of the Highlands, and your consideration for the natural and unspoiled environment will be appreciated.
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Mark L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2016
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Reviewed 5 March 2020

Can't recommend this rental enough. Loads of space in the kitchen and living room areas. Luxurious beds and bedding gave us the best nights sleep for ages. Both bedrooms have en suite showers with copious hot water. Televisions in both bedrooms and living area -...More

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank MartinB3866
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Strathpeffer, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: October 2019
Shiskine1, VR Owner at Shiskine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2019

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Reviewed 29 April 2019

What a lovely place! We were a little skeptical about the 'private beach' but it was amazing! A little steep getting to it (especially coming back after a few whiskies!) but it's fantastic. My three year old made it easily, so its not that bad!...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Shiskine1, VR Owner at Shiskine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2019

Thank you for this review Ross. Glad that the beach lived up to your expectations, and tjat you enjoyed your stay here. It would be lovely to see you all again.... thanks for staying with us.

Reviewed 28 April 2019

What a fantastic apartment in the most beautiful setting, we had our own private beach which was huge . The garden was lovely and watching the sunset over Lewis was wonderful. Gairloch itself is a beautiful place we did some lovely walks here and the...More

Date of stay: April 2019
1  Thank Lisa K
Shiskine1, VR Owner at Shiskine, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2019

Thank you for this lovely review Lisa. It was great to meet you all and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time here, even if you ran our of time and didn't get your cycling in lol! Hope to see you again, Mark &...More

Reviewed 14 April 2019

Luxury bedding and hand made bedroom furniture, with an excellent shower and towels. Wonderful views and excellent birdwatching. The area around Gairloch is sublime, Shiskine is the perfect location .

Date of stay: April 2019
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Shiskine1, VR Owner at Shiskine, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2019

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit. It was lovely to meet you both and hope to see you again next time you are up this way!

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Reviewed 15 February 2019

A bright apartment with great views towards Skye. We were aware from a previous review and the site photos that the views aren't visible when in the lounge area, so weren't disappointed by that. Instead you can look out from the windows next to the...More

Date of stay: February 2019
1  Thank Kath W
Shiskine1, VR Owner at Shiskine, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2019

Thank you very much for your helpful review Kath. It was lovely to meet you and have you all stay at Shiskine and I'm glad that you were able to explore and enjoy the area despite the blustery weather! You must come back for relaxation...More

Reviewed 3 January 2019

A wonderful magical place to stay, with a secret beach and amazing walks. We had stormy weather which made the streams look amazing in the bracken, warm blue sky days and saw the Northern Lights while a stag was roaring in the garden. Beautiful apartment...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Sunshine154978
Shiskine1, VR Owner at Shiskine, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

Thank you for your review Sarah. So glad you enjoyed Shiskine. It was lovely to meet you and look forward to seeing you and your family in the future.

Reviewed 21 August 2018

Wide variety of walks, local attractions/activities. Great range of dvds for those wet days. Very clean, modern & comfortable accomdation with helpful & friendly hosts.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Keith R
Shiskine1, VR Owner at Shiskine, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Thank you for coming to Shiskine, and for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Wow, what can we say Shiskine is a gorgeous place to stay and the views are magnificent. Mark and Maria are so lucky to live there and be able to offer this appartment as a holiday let. The appartment is spacious, well maintained and clean....More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Hilary C
Shiskine1, VR Owner at Shiskine, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you Hilary for this review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay - what a delightful family you are! Yes I suppose the Velux windows in the lounge area prevent you from watching the view change when you are sitting down on the...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018

This was a return visit, after we had visited in August 2016. Glad to say that we were not disappointed on our return visit, as this really is top quality accommodation hosted by two knowledgable owners who have an excellent insight of the local area...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Jim B
Shiskine1, VR Owner at Shiskine, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you for the review Jim. It was really great to have you all here and see you again. It was a lovely week. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Shiskine is situated in the small crofting community of Aultgrishan, 8 miles north of Gairloch, on the Wester Ross coast. A beautiful drive from Gairloch along the spectacular coastline. From here you can look over The Minch to the Isle of Skye, The Shiant Isles, and the Isles of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The village of Gairloch has hotels and restaurants with bars, convenience stores, churches, petrol station, doctors's surgery and many other facilities.
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We are in a remote area of the Scottish Highlands and a car is essential.
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